Striped Cardigan by Patricia Roberts

Striped Cardigan

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 2 inches
in stripe pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
two sizes

The Striped Cardigan features alternating bands of stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch, creating contrasts of both colour and texture with the stripes. The cardigan is cropped, with long set-in sleeves and front button band. The cardigan band and neckline feature a cable pattern.

The pattern is offered in two sizes as follows, measurement in cm (followed by inches):

Size 1
Underarms 92.5 (37)
Side seam 30.5 (12.25)
Length 50 (20)
Sleeve seam 42.5 (17)

Size 2
Underarms 100 (40)
All round at lower part 115 (46)
Side seam 52.5 (21)
Length 75 (30)
Sleeve seam 42.5 (17)

Different yarn options are offered with this design: Cashmere, Lambswool and Fine Cotton. Quantities required for the main colour of the cardigan are 6/7 balls of Lambswool No 1 or 7/8 balls of Fine Cotton, and assorted contrast colours in the same yarn or the Angora.

The pattern had been available from the Patricia Roberts store in London. The store is now closed. The pattern may become available through secondhand outlets.